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Thessaloniki Documentary Festival To Rename Audience Award In Honor of Peter Wintonick

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire November 20, 2013 at 11:08AM

The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival -- honoring the memory of the late Peter Wintonick -- has renamed its Audience Award for a foreign feature documentary The Peter Wintonick Award.
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The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival -- honoring the memory of the late Peter Wintonick -- has renamed its Audience Award for a foreign feature documentary The Peter Wintonick Award.

The festival noted that Wintonick attended the first edition of TDF and was a regular ever since, never having missed a single one of its 15 editions.

"He was a faithful friend and staunch supporter of the TDF, as well as a mentor to many of the young filmmakers bringing their work to Thessaloniki," the festival said. "The Peter Wintonick Audience Award is the TDF tribute to this great man, a small token of gratitude and honor for his work and personality."

Wintonick -- a filmmaker, journalist, festival programmer and mentor who was a beloved presence in the international documentary film world -- passed away Monday in Montreal, Canada. Indiewire's initial report of his death brought an outpouring of love in the comments section, including notes from his family and collaborators.

This article is related to: Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, Documentary, News, Film Festival





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